‘Annual Juried Student Exhibition’ to be Displayed in Crisp Museum


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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 22, 2013 — The “Annual Juried Student Exhibition” will be displayed beginning April 5 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum on Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The exhibit, which showcases the creative talents of Southeast’s Department of Art students, will remain on display through April 28.

The public is invited to attend an opening reception from 4-8 p.m. April 5. Awards will be presented in the following categories: 2D Color/Design Foundations, 3D Foundations, Graphic Design/Illustration, Digital Arts, Ceramics, Fibers, Printmaking, Painting, Drawing and New Genre. Best in Show, Distinguished Merit Award and Purchase Awards also will be presented.

This is a significant show for Southeast students, showcasing selected works that have been created within the past year. Many of the works on view will be available for purchase.

This year’s juror is Russell Nelson, who is an associate professor of visual communications and the Art Department Chair at Truman State University. His career spans the areas of advertising, publication design, corporate identity, billboard and signage design, and illustration.  His illustrations have been published in regional and national publications. 

Nelson holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from Kansas State University.  

Nelson will have a solo exhibit of his work on display Feb. 25 through April 3 in the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Art Gallery. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. March 1 in the gallery. Nelson will lecture about his work from noon to 1 p.m. April 3 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, located at 518 S. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. on weekends. For more information, call (573) 651- 2260 or email museum@semo.edu.